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2.6
47 Ratings

Ghosts of Mississippi

Directed by Rob Reiner
United States, 1996
Drama

Synopsis

Decades after two hung juries cleared white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in the 1963 shooting death of civil-rights activist Medgar Evers, assistant district attorney Bobby DeLaughter reopens the case to bring the man to justice.

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Ghosts of Mississippi Directed by Rob Reiner

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1997 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1997 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Critics reviews

It lacks the pizzazz that made Mississippi Burning and A Time to Kill commercial and their hokum acceptable to many; it’s simple, corny, and decent, but not exciting—unless you care about details of place and period or believe that long-term justice, the movie’s subject, matters more than the less serious short-term goals of those other movies.
December 20, 1996
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